Name: Elijah “Bear” Diaz
Last seen: August 29, 2015
Location: El Cajon, California
Status: Still missing
Disappeared: Season 8 Episode 5 “Every Mother’s Son”
Elijah “Bear” Diaz was last seen the night of August 29, 2015 at approximately 10:30 PM when his mother dropped him off at his Joey Avenue home in El Cajon, California. When his mother came back at 4 PM the next day to check on him he was gone. His mother immediately reported him missing.
Elijah had vanished, along with his crutches, his 50’ TV, his bed sheets, the contents of a safe he kept in his room, and his red and black backpack which contained about a weeks worth of diabetic supplies. Diaz left without his toothbrush, glasses and cell phone charger.
Elijah’s phone was turned off on August 30, 2015. There has been no activity on his bank account, he has not reached out to any friends or family, and he has not been active on social media.
Search and rescue teams combed an area near Santa Ysabel where Elijah’s last cellphone signal had been traced, but the search turned up few cues. Investigators sprayed Elijah’s room with luminol, hoping to uncover evidence of a crime such as traces of blood, but came up empty.
Elijah had been suffering complications from his type 1 Diabetes in the weeks leading up to his disappearance. At the time he went missing he unable to walk or drive, and had been using crutches due to wounds on his feet.
Elijah “Bear” Diaz was 20 years old when he went missing on August 29, 2015. Elijah is a Caucasian male with brown hair and brown eyes, standing approximately 5’10” and weighing 110 pounds. He has a tattoo of a bear claw on his inner left forearm. Elijah was last seen wearing white baseball shorts and a gray sleeveless shirt.
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Elijah “Bear” Diaz please contact any of the following agencies:
- El Cajon Police
- El Cajon Police Crimes of Violence Unit
- Crime Stoppers Tip Line
- Private Investigator Trish Gray
Resources & Further Information
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